Winnipeg Jets vs Washington Capitals: Brenden Dillon Faces Former Team

Nov 26, 2021; Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; Winnipeg Jets defenseman Brenden Dillon (5) during a game between the Minnesota Wild and Winnipeg Jets at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 26, 2021; Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; Winnipeg Jets defenseman Brenden Dillon (5) during a game between the Minnesota Wild and Winnipeg Jets at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Winnipeg Jets are back in action tonight as they host the Washington Capitals at the Canada Life Centre (7:00 p.m. central time puck drop) and they are looking for a much better performance compared to Tuesday night.

In their last game, the Jets lost 4-2 to the Buffalo Sabres, who entered the game on a seven-game losing streak and with only two road wins. Paul Maurice and the Jets coaching staff responded to the loss by giving the Jets a tough practice on Wednesday.

The Capitals are coming into this game after both of their prior two games have gone into overtime. Washington was able to beat Buffalo in a shootout on Saturday but then lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in Overtime on Wednesday night.

Brendan Dillon of the Winnipeg Jets will faceoff against his former team tonight

Tonight will be the first time that Brendan Dillon will match up against the Washington Capitals since being traded. Dillon arrived in Washington after being traded to them by the San Jose Sharks at the trade deadline of the 2019-2020 season and also played the 2021 season with the Capitals.

During this offseason, the Jets acquired Dillon from the Capitals for two second-round draft picks (one in 2022, the other in 2023). The thirty-one-year-old defenseman has appeared in all 28 games for the Jets this season and has five assists while amassing a plus-nine plus/minus.

Odds

The Winnipeg Jets are the underdogs in tonight’s game, courtesy of WynnBET.

Washington currently sits in a tie for first place in the Metropolitan Division with the New York Rangers and they have played well over their last five games with a 3-1-1 record.

On the other hand, the Jets are on a two-game losing streak and have been extremely inconsistent as of late, posting a 2-2-1 record. The Jets have also struggled against Eastern Conference opposition as they have only won two of their six games against teams from the East.

Where to Catch the Game

TV: TSN3, NBCSWA

Radio: 680 CJOB

Livestream: TSN.ca, TSN App, ESPN+

Winnipeg Jets Fans: Will the Winnipeg Jets bounce back and beat the Washington Capitals tonight? Leave your comments below!

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